Holy are you serious. I read that George Martin already debriefed the producers of the show on how it's going to end "in case he doesn't make it." Started studying the family tree and realized that Martin must have worked day and night on this. There are sooo many characters/houses/clans, it's unlike any other series I've ever seen or read about. I'm pretty certain his IQ is around 160-180. The way the story comes together and comes full circle is quite incredible. Everything is tied in neatly somehow. Martin has quite the imagination.
The series will be very difficult to top within the next century. Harry Potter is for the kids and I can see why it's popular. The Hobbit/LOTR is pretty much the original when it comes to fantasy fiction. I mean King Arthur is a cool story, but doesn't have the depth of GOT. Really amazing. Still remember when I saw the trailer with Sean Bean. I was excited, but apprehensive. I wasn't sure how good it would turn out.
I'm counting on Jon Snow cuz when the series started I was like which clan do I identify with. Although I like lions I would have to say the Starks. Lo and behold both main Starks get killed. It's fawked! I take solace in knowing Lady Stoneheart wreaks havok on all the traitors especially the Freys. Plus they shoot the King with arrows. That's pure cowardice. Damn Martin is good. He did this to get a reaction from all the readers.
That's the happy face icon playing Rains Of Castamere. The Lannisters will get theirs soon.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.